Tomorrow is a great day! I know Spring is imminent, because tomorrow morning when I roll out for work, I’ll be in my pickup truck. In the back of the truck will be a load of power equipment. My tiller, my backpack blower, my chainsaw and a string trimmer. All of these machines are gas powered. Who would buy an electric power tool? They’re not worth blowing up. I like the noise and power of a gasoline power tool.
I’m taking these tools on a little field trip to Best Nursery and Landscaping for a little TLC. They’re going to a tool spa. It will be hot there, I’m pretty sure. They’ll be greased up and pampered. I’m sure they’ll come out of there running like bats out of hell. There’s some south Russell County, Alabama weeds and errant limbs that I intend to turn into a big load of something that Jill will probably fight me to burn. God, I love to watch that woman when there’s a pile of brush and she’s got a jug of diesel fuel and a match.
I wear long sleeved shirts and long pants when I bust out my string trimmer. Even if it is 150 degrees out there, I wear the longs. If I didn’t think I’d pass out, I’d probably wrap myself in plastic when I’m outside working. Poison ivy is my nemesis and I don’t like to give it access to my skin. I wonder if Pam would work? I could go short sleeved and spray my exposed skin with Pam. I might try that. If I do, I’ll let you know how it works.
I’m so nervous about getting poison ivy early in the season that I really would try anything that I think will keep it at bay. If I get the rash, I’ll have it for weeks. I just can’t stand the itch. If Pam works, I’m down for using it. I’m ready to get my garden in the ground. It won’t be long.